First sports book bet placed at Mountaineers


    History was made Wednesday at the Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort when the first sports wager was placed at the William Hill Sports Book, following a ribbon cutting ceremony.

    The first bet was placed by former Mountaineer employee Nunzio Veltri.

    “I worked here for 11 years as a casino host, and I was honored honored to do the first bet,” Veltri said.

    “It's going to be a huge weekend,” said Bill Winkelried, vice president/general manager of Mountaineer. “You've get the three NFL games (Thursday), college games all weekend, ending with the big Sunday NFL schedule coming up, so it’ll be a great weekend."

    Nunzio bet the local teams, putting money down on the Browns, Steelers, Ohio State, and West Virginia

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